The Verge always provides the best reviews. Personally, I wouldn’t care about the lack of LTE. My choices on phones and technology have changed big time over the years and, these days, I’m done with carriers.
Now, I know that you’d still need a carrier to use this. However, if I were in the market for a new phone, I wouldn’t hesitate in buying the 16gb version of the Nexus 4 without a contract. I’m over contracts.